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Julia Ursin Niemcewicz Kean wrote from Montreal to John Kean, her brother, addressed to Ursino, Elizabethtown, NJ. She described her travels to Quebec with the family. She remarked that it was hard for her to go places she had once been with Sarah Louisa Jay Kean before she died.

People Included: Sarah Sabina Baker, Looe Baker, Mr. Waddington, Mr. Ogden of Mobile, Sarah Louisa Jay Kean, Judge Kent, Jenny, Bishop of Montreal,

Places Included: Ballston, Saratoga, Caldwell, Lake George, Lake Champlain, Plattsburg, Burlington, St. John's, Albany, La Peairice


Julia Ursin Niemcewicz Kean, later Julia Ursin Niemcewicz Fish (1815-1887)


John Kean (1814-1895)

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Montreal, Québec, Canada


The Liberty Hall Collection consists of the correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and other manuscript material of the Livingston and Kean families, dated from 1739-1847. The bulk of the collection is related to Susan Livingston Kean Niemcewicz (1759-1833). The Livingston and Kean families frequently corresponded and held accounts with other wealthy, prominent, colonial and early American families in New Jersey, especially Elizabethtown, Philadelphia, New York City, upstate New York, England, France, and Poland. A small portion of the collection includes correspondence with early Virginia families, unrelated to the Livingston and Kean families. The collection includes second hand accounts of enslaved people who were owned by the Kean and other families, offering a glimpse into their forced work and places of residence.

Inventory Location

Bay 1, Column 2, LHC Series 3


This collection is open to the public for research use. Copyright remains with Kean University. Credit this material. Personal photographs may be made for research purposes. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to Lynette Zimmerman, Executive Director at the Liberty Hall Academic Center & Exhibition Hall at

Publishing Repository

Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

Julia Ursin Niemcewicz Kean wrote to John Kean, June 12, 1835


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